Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has broken Zinedine Zidane’s record in the Champions League after leading his side to the quarterfinals of the competition at the expense of Lille.
“It’s so nice that so many fans are here.” ❤️
“We showed again resilience and mentally, and overcame difficulties.” 👊
Thomas Tuchel couldn’t be prouder of his side right now!
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 16, 2022
The Blues beat the French side 2-1 on Wednesday night to progress on a 4-1 aggregate and according to Opta stats, the German has recorded more wins than any other manager in his first 50 Champions League matches.
The head coach has recorded 32, putting him ahead of Zinedine Zidane, 31, Pep Guardiola, 30, Vicente del Bosque, 29, and Diego Simeone, 28.
32 – Thomas Tuchel has won 32 of his 50 UEFA Champions League matches as a manager, equalling Jupp Heynckes (32 wins from 47 matches in total) as the coach with the most victories inside his first 50 matches in the competition. Blue. pic.twitter.com/rnYZ8Jtgji
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 16, 2022
The 48-year-old has some love story with the Champions League as he reached the final with PSG before winning the competition with Chelsea and now finds himself back in the last eight.